Updating a cluster's security settings - Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka

Updating a cluster's security settings

Use this Amazon MSK operation to update the authentication and client-broker encryption settings of your MSK cluster. You can also update the Private Security Authority used to sign certificates for mutual TLS authentication. You can't change the in-cluster (broker-to-broker) encryption setting.

The cluster must be in the ACTIVE state for you to update its security settings.

If you turn on authentication using IAM, SASL, or TLS, you must also turn on encryption between clients and brokers. The following table shows the possible combinations.

Authentication Client-Broker Encryption Options Broker-Broker Encryption
Unauthenticated TLS, PLAINTEXT, TLS_PLAINTEXT Can be on or off.
mTLS TLS, TLS_PLAINTEXT Must be on.
SASL/SCRAM TLS Must be on.
SASL/IAM TLS Must be on.

When client-broker encryption is set to TLS_PLAINTEXT and client-authentication is set to mTLS, Amazon MSK creates two types of listeners for clients to connect to: one listener for clients to connect using mTLS authentication with TLS Encryption, and another for clients to connect without authentication or encryption (plaintext).

For more information about security settings, see Security in Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka.

Updating a cluster's security settings using the AWS Management Console

  1. Open the Amazon MSK console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/msk/.

  2. Choose the MSK cluster that you want to update.

  3. In the Security settings section, choose Edit.

  4. Choose the authentication and encryption settings that you want for the cluster, then choose Save changes.

Updating a cluster's security settings using the AWS CLI

  1. Create a JSON file that contains the encryption settings that you want the cluster to have. The following is an example.

    Note

    You can only update the client-broker encryption setting. You can't update the in-cluster (broker-to-broker) encryption setting.

    {"EncryptionInTransit":{"ClientBroker": "TLS"}}
  2. Create a JSON file that contains the authentication settings that you want the cluster to have. The following is an example.

    {"Sasl":{"Scram":{"Enabled":true}}}
  3. Run the following AWS CLI command:

    aws kafka update-security --cluster-arn ClusterArn --current-version Current-Cluster-Version --client-authentication file://Path-to-Authentication-Settings-JSON-File --encryption-info file://Path-to-Encryption-Settings-JSON-File

    The output of this update-security operation looks like the following JSON.

    { "ClusterArn": "arn:aws:kafka:us-east-1:012345678012:cluster/exampleClusterName/abcdefab-1234-abcd-5678-cdef0123ab01-2", "ClusterOperationArn": "arn:aws:kafka:us-east-1:012345678012:cluster-operation/exampleClusterName/abcdefab-1234-abcd-5678-cdef0123ab01-2/0123abcd-abcd-4f7f-1234-9876543210ef" }
  4. To see the status of the update-security operation, run the following command, replacing ClusterOperationArn with the ARN that you obtained in the output of the update-security command.

    aws kafka describe-cluster-operation --cluster-operation-arn ClusterOperationArn

    The output of this describe-cluster-operation command looks like the following JSON example.

    { "ClusterOperationInfo": { "ClientRequestId": "c0b7af47-8591-45b5-9c0c-909a1a2c99ea", "ClusterArn": "arn:aws:kafka:us-east-1:012345678012:cluster/exampleClusterName/abcdefab-1234-abcd-5678-cdef0123ab01-2", "CreationTime": "2021-09-17T02:35:47.753000+00:00", "OperationArn": "arn:aws:kafka:us-east-1:012345678012:cluster-operation/exampleClusterName/abcdefab-1234-abcd-5678-cdef0123ab01-2/0123abcd-abcd-4f7f-1234-9876543210ef", "OperationState": "PENDING", "OperationType": "UPDATE_SECURITY", "SourceClusterInfo": {}, "TargetClusterInfo": {} } }

    If OperationState has the value PENDING or UPDATE_IN_PROGRESS, wait a while, then run the describe-cluster-operation command again.

Updating a cluster's security settings using the API

To update the security settings for a cluster using the API, see UpdateSecurity.

Note

The AWS CLI and API operations for updating the security settings of a cluster are idempotent. This means that if you invoke the security update operation and specify an authentication or encryption setting that is the same setting that the cluster currently has, that setting won't change.